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Automatic Eligibility of State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten Participants for Free Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the School Breakfast Program (SBP)

In response to inquiries from three regional offices, we are issuing the attached guidance with regard to the eligibility for free meals of children participating in State-funded pre-kindergarten programs.

Resource | Policy Memos
Letter to Regions on Categorical Eligibility

This memo clarifies that any time all members of a household receive benefits under a program for needy families funded primarily through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), whether cash or other benefits such as services, the TANF resource rules apply and thus an income eligible working family can both own a car and obtain food stamps.

Resource | Policy Memos
Certifying Eligibility of Sites Serving American Indian or Alaska Native Children

This memorandum permits SFSP sponsors to use information from a tribal authority to certify the eligibility of certain sites serving American Indian or Alaska Native children. It is intended to make it easier for sponsors to reach children on reservations and tribal lands where SFSP continues to be underutilized.